Covering my angst with the soothing wisdom from my mother's prayer journals

Ready for a Reveal


Today as I read from Deuteronomy, many of the verses about the laws seemed unusual. I know that if there is a law against something it is because someone somewhere performed that particular act which made me think that the group Moses led for forty years was full of rascals.

But as I read on, I thought about how all of his life Moses was a witness to the effects of idol worship, and those experiences opened his heart to receive God’s admonition against it.

He also saw the miracles God performed for the Israelites as He led them out of captivity. Through his experiences, God taught Moses that the best way to live was by obeying His laws.

This morning, Deuteronomy showed me that His laws are to help us be our best whether as individuals, families or nations, and good things eventually come to those who become the best they can be.

Several years ago I had a conversation with a teenage grandson who said, “Many of my friends don’t believe the Bible is true.” Their disbelief concerned him.

Deuteronomy 29:29 says, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever that we may follow all the words of the law.” That verse seemed to be the answer and though I didn’t give him the chapter and verse, I did say,

“God’s ways are so much higher than ours that He won’t give us more information than we can digest. There are tons of things we can’t know or understand about Him, but He expects us to believe what He reveals in the Bible.” Our personal experiences ready us for His revelations.

In her journal Mother wrote, “You can learn from a good example what you should do and from a bad example what you should not do.”

This morning I thought of all the experiences Moses had throughout his life that made him the perfect person to receive and reveal God’s laws to His people.

Author: marymcleary

Grateful for so many things, especially the peace He gives and the opportunity to tell it to my kids, grandkids and anyone else who wants to listen. Many read my first book In My Mother's Words, and I have recently published my second book, Heart Whispers from the Old Testament. Both are the result of the prayer journals my mother gifted me her last Christmas. Those journals were full of the wisdom of a Faith Walker and had to be shared.

3 thoughts on “Ready for a Reveal

  1. Good thoughts for all of us. How often do follow the bad examples and then justify them… Thankful for His grace… By the way, my book finally showed up!


  2. Thank you for getting the book, Floyd. Hope you enjoys it. Have a blessed weekend.


  3. Hope you enjoys and enjoy and rejoice!!


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